Assemblywoman LISA SWAIN
District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)
Assemblywoman MILA M. JASEY
District 27 (Essex and Morris)
Assemblyman RAJ MUKHERJI
District 33 (Hudson)
Senator NIA H. GILL
District 34 (Essex and Passaic)
Senator NELLIE POU
District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)
Senator GORDON M. JOHNSON
District 37 (Bergen)
Assemblywomen Lopez, Park, Assemblymen Verrelli, Freiman, McKeon, Stanley, Assemblywomen Haider, Tucker, Assemblyman Tully, Assemblywomen Jaffer, Lampitt, McKnight and Senator Ruiz
Prohibits extradition of individual from another state back to that state for actions related to conduct concerning reproductive health care services lawful in this State.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Assembly Budget Committee on June 27, 2022, with amendments.
An Act barring extradition of persons 1[in] under1 certain circumstances 1related to actions concerning reproductive health care services1 and 1[amending N.J.S.2A:160-14] supplementing chapter 160 of Title 2A of the New Jersey Statutes1.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1[1. N.J.S.2A:160-14 is amended to read as follows:
The [governor] Governor of this [state] State may also surrender, on demand of the executive authority of any other state, any person in this [state] State charged in [such] the other state in the manner provided in section N.J.S. 2A:160-11 [of this title] with committing an act in this [state] State, or in a third state, intentionally resulting in a crime in the state whose executive authority is making the demand, and the provisions of this article not otherwise inconsistent shall apply to such cases, even though the accused was not in that state at the time of the commission of the crime, and has not fled therefrom. This provision shall not apply in instances where the crime for which extradition is sought relates to reproductive health services and would not be punishable by the laws of this State.
As used in this section "reproductive health services" means medical, surgical, counseling, or referral services relating to the human reproductive system, including services relating to pregnancy or the termination of a pregnancy.
(cf: P.L.1951 (1st SS), c.344)]1
11. Notwithstanding the provisions of N.J.S.2A:160-14, the Governor shall not surrender, on demand of the executive authority of any other state, any person who:
a. is found in this State;
b. was not in the state whose executive authority is making the demand at the time of the commission of the alleged crime and has not fled therefrom; and
c. is charged in the state whose executive authority is making the demand with providing, receiving, assisting in providing or receiving, providing material support for, or traveling to obtain reproductive health care services that are permitted under the laws of this State, including on any theory of vicarious, joint, several or conspiracy liability.
As used in this section,
“reproductive health care services” means all medical, surgical, counseling, or
referral services relating to the human reproductive system including, but not
services relating to pregnancy, contraception, or termination of a pregnancy.1
2. This act shall take effect immediately.